Each year, Bloomberg New Energy Finance selects up to 10 pioneering companies that aim to disrupt the industry and provides them with an unrivalled platform at the BNEF Summit to profile their companies, network with key industry leaders and benefit from considerable media coverage from the Bloomberg universe and beyond.

The application deadline for the 2014 New Energy Pioneers award is fast approaching. With less than two weeks to go, we’ve received applications from some of the most promising trailblazers in clean energy technology and innovation across industries including solar, wind, smart grid, energy smart technologies and bio-energy.

We are looking for companies that are in the start-up phase; companies that seek to address big opportunities with innovative, proven solutions and have robust business models and the competitive edge to win in the marketplace.

As in years past, winners will be selected by an independent panel of industry experts, based on three criteria: innovation, demonstrated momentum and potential global scale

Winners of the 2013 New Energy Pioneers awards at the BNEF Summit.

Previous winners have gone on to achieve major success. Some notable examples:

• After winning the award this year, Opower announced two exciting new international utility partnerships — E.ON UK and TEPCO in Japan. The E.ON UK program, which launched in October, has a total reach of 5 million customers while the TEPCO program, which will launch next year, will cover 20 million residential customers.

• The software services provider Clean Power Finance, formed new partnerships shortly after winning the award in 2012, with leading companies such as Paramount Solar Partners, Morgan Stanley Solar Solutions Corp. and Main Street Power. Furthermore, CPF was awarded two additional SunShot grants worth $1.5MM by the U.S. Department of Energy to build an O&M marketplace and online brokerage for solar companies.
To read more about previous winners and learn more about the award including criteria and the Selection Committee, click here.

The November 29 deadline is fast approaching…. So if you are doing something new and thinking big, we look forward to hearing from you! Apply now here.